This threat to livelihood has serious implications for a community already struggling economically, having arrived in America as political refugees, resettled in unsatisfactory camp conditions, and remaining largely invisible and silent.
Unlike their straight neighbors, gay Americans do not have the ability to sponsor their spouses or partners for residency in the United States. As a result, many of them are facing imminent separation.
Obama's challenge of SB1070 is preventing a patchwork of immigration-related state laws that could lead to rampant racial profiling throughout our country, but that does little to fix our broken immigration system.
The longer we keep Cuba listed as a state sponsor of terrorism, an allegation roundly criticized by diplomats, the more we risk the credibility of our national security regime and reputation in the region.
Immigration reform can lead the way to a more prosperous and united America, one that is based on respect and fairness for the richness of our diversity, as opposed to one that is divided by our worst fears.
As part of its efforts during the Vietnam War, the U.S. carried out a nine-year bombing campaign in Laos that ultimately dropped 260 million cluster bombs on the country. Many of those bombs never detonated.
There is an ever-growing gulf of political proportions gumming up U.S.-Latin-American relations, and it has nothing to do with BP and everything to do with Honduras, a country from which I recently returned.
As a Japanese American who spent part of my childhood in an internment camp, I know all too well the effects of racial profiling. As legislators, we have the responsibility to nurture a united America, not one divided by our worst fears.
My work in the New Media field has focused on making sure that people are receiving the information they want, and in the format they want, so that they can properly express their opinions and participate in the political process.
Amidst an electronics boom is the discomfiting reality that growth will be coupled with a boom of another sort -- that of greenhouse gas emissions. Electronic gadgets account for roughly 15 percent of household electric consumption.
Few realize how highly infectious viral hepatitis is. Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV. Few realize that, left untreated, it can cause liver disease, liver cancer, and premature death decades after infection.
It is remarkable that we use economic arguments to justify our inaction. The threat of climate change is not unlike the threat of war; yet, we don't decry spending tens of billions annually to protect our homeland.
If we are to learn anything from this economic crisis, it is that we are only as strong as our weakest link. We must do everything we can to ensure that all Americans have access to all our government resources.
Rarely do education-related lawsuits hit so close to home for me personally and professionally. The lawsuit filed last week by over 60 students and several education organizations in California is one that strikes a particularly resounding chord.